Diploma In Aquaculture


Programme Overview

This programme provides students with the scientific knowledge and skills in aquaculture and forms a link for those who wish to embark on a career in aquaculture industries. The programme covers a wide range of topics in aquaculture setup, water quality, system preparation, feed and nutrition, seed production and nursery, harvesting, aquaponics etc.

This programme also offers hands-on practices, fieldwork, industrial visit and prepares graduates with aquaculture skills and techniques, as well as analytical skills in laboratories, leading to the professionalism in the area of aquaculture. Students will also be taught the fundamental of business and entrepreneurship to help the graduates to venture in aquaculture industries.

Minimum Entry Requirements

** Grade C and above in AELE0364 English Language (1119 Level) conducted by TAR UC is accepted as having fulfilled the English Language requirement for applicants who fail
English Language at SPM/O Level/UEC level.

a) SPM holders must have at least a pass in Bahasa Malaysia and SPM holders from Year 2013 onwards must have at least a pass in Sejarah.
b) The entry requirement must be taken from only ONE (1) examination sitting.
c) Students without a credit in SPM Bahasa Malaysia are required to pass Bahasa Kebangsaan A before the award of Diploma.
d) Equivalent qualifications other than the above will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
e) Information is correct at the point of printing. Subject to the Ministry of Education latest requirements.

Updated: 1 December 2016 (subject to change)

Programme Structure

    • Introduction to Aquaculture
    • Aquaculture System and Practices
    • Introduction to Entrepreneurship
    • Commercial Aquaculture Species and Farming
    • Site Selection, Design and Setup
    • Aquaculture Environment and Water Quality
    • Entrepreneurial Practices
    • System Preparation, Stocking and Management
    • Small Business Venture
    • Aquaculture Engineering, Equipment and Tools
    • Feed and Nutrition
    • Live Food Species and Production
    • Introduction to Seed Production and Nursery
    • Grow-out Technologies and Practices
    • Harvest, Processing and Post-Harvest
    • Aquatic Animal Health
    • Chemical and Drugs in Aquaculture
    • Introduction to Aquaponics
    • Economics and Farm Management

Language, Mata Pelajaran Pengajian Umum (MPU) and Co-curricular Courses:
English Language, Pengajian Malaysia 2, English for Communication, Bahasa Kebangsaan A, English for IELTS, Civic Consciousness and Volunteerism, Public Speaking, Co-curricular.


Career Prospects

  • Sales and Technical
  • Hatchery Technician
  • Farm Technician
  • Laboratory Technician